Separating a book adaptation into two films is always a big chance to take. “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” pulled it off. While the move did frustrate fans, it kept audiences anticipating more. Lionsgate announced that the finale of “The Hunger Games” trilogy would be separated into two films, which left fans wondering if the film would lose its movement. Others believe it will create a highly anticipated film that would bring audiences full throttle to the theaters, while the plot had a chance to “simmer” and become better.
When the “Hunger Games Mockingjay” screenwriter Danny Strong stated he was ready for the project, it gave fans a bit more confidence that the film would be worth watching and detailed to the prior films in the series.
According to THR, work has already begun on the second part of the “Mockingjay” two-parter. In the beginning, both parts were to be written but the studio wanted to approve work on the first portion before the conclusion was penned.
There are still no details describing which part of the story will be the breaking point for the second part to begin.
“Catching Fire” director, Francis Lawrence is expected back for the final portions of the series. Lawrence’s look at the fictional world of Panem won’t be viewed until later this year.
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” opens in regular and IMAX theaters on November 22, 2013. The first part of “Mockingjay” will be released in theaters on November 21, 2014 and part 2 is expected in theaters on November 20, 2015.